Employers Face Issues Submitting EEO-1 Component 2 Reports

As you are likely aware, employers with 100 or more employees are required to submit EEO-1 Component 2 W-2 pay and hours worked data for 2017 and 2018 by September 30, 2019.  Employers must submit their Component 2 Reports through the Component 2 EEO-1 Online Filing System which is separate from the EEO-1 Component 1 portal.  The Component 2 Portal run by the EEOC’s contractor, NORC, provides two methods to report 2017 and 2018 pay and hours worked data either by: (1) manually entering data into an online form, or (2) uploading data via a CSV data file consistent with the EEOC’s specifications.  However, with the submission deadline quickly approaching, some employers are reporting issues with the Online Filing System.

First, we have received reports that uploading data through the Online Filing System is taking significantly longer than expected.  We anticipate that this issue will only be exacerbated by increased traffic in the days leading up to the September 30th deadline.  Accordingly, employers should plan ahead when submitting their data, and make sure that they allow sufficient time for the data upload to be completed.

Second, employers are not receiving confirmation that their data was submitted.  As a result, we recommend that employers take a screenshot of the submission page with the date and time.  Furthermore, as employers will also be unable to view or download draft or final Component 2 Reports once they are uploaded to the Online Filing System, employers should retain an exact copy of the uploaded data for their records.

As the Component 2 filing date approaches, we will continue to update you.